TRANSPLANTATION OF THE SEMITENDINOSUS FOR REPAIR OF LACERATION OF MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT OF THE KNEE


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Abstract

1. Transplantation of the intact semitendious for repair or replacement of the medial collateral ligament is a sound procedure on an anatomical, mechanical, and clinical basis.2. When injury to a knee has been severe enough to lacerate or avulse a medial collateral ligament, other co-existing pathological changes are to be expected and may need definitive care at time of surgery.3. Any type of late repair of such a badly damaged structure may be expected to leave cerain residual abnormalities. Each procedure submitted will have to be judged by the amount of relief provided to the greatest percentage of patients by the average surgeon later using such procedure. Therefore, in this, as in any new or variant procedure, final results are not now fully determinable

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